Trent and our Trusted team at Regina’s Flooring Superstores have established a strong and loyal customer base through our commitment to excellent customer service. By being part of the powerful buying group that is the Flooring Superstores chain, we are also able to provide quality Regina flooring at unbeatable prices. In our latest flooring article we share what to do if you have dirty carpets.
Dirt is really destructive to your carpets!
Did you know that nearly 80% of all the soil that accumulates on carpets consists of sand, dirt, and other dry particulates? Think about how dusty it can get in Saskatchewan between seasons, and even if you take your shoes off at the door at home dirt still gets in. If you have carpets in commercial spaces chances are they are getting lots of dirt coming in daily!
This type of dirt is gritty and abrasive, and directly contributes to the premature wearing-out of your carpet’s fibres and producing a dull, lifeless appearance. If this soil isn’t removed through regular cleaning and maintenance, the particulates work their way down to the bottom of the carpet pile and rest against the primary backing. As people walk over the carpet, these particulates act like sandpaper and their sharp edges cut against the pile tufts. With enough traffic and time, these sharp edges act like a beaver gnawing at the base of a tree…and before you know it, your fibre tufts have fallen and have resulted in obvious wear patterns and bald patches.
It’s not just garins of dirt accumulating in your carpets…about 20% is made up of oils, greases, starches, and other sticky, gooey problems. This type of soil comes from a variety of sources, cooking, HVAC system byproducts, automobile exhausts, and other air pollutants ( thinkof the smoky skys we sometime experience in forest fire season!)
Many of these soils are acidic in nature, which is why most carpet shampoos and detergents are alkaline. Mildly alkaline cleaners help to neutralize the acids in these soils and lift them out without causing further damage to your carpet fibres.
When it comes to detergents and carpet shampoos, “more” doesn’t always mean “better”! One of the most common mistakes that non-professionals make when trying to clean their own carpets is underestimating just how important properly rinsing and removing all shampoo residue truly is at the end of a cleaning job. Using the least amount of shampoo required to lift and remove the soil in your carpet is the best method, and it’s imperative that all the shampoo introduced into the carpet is removed by the time the job is complete. Shampoo once, rinse twice, and allow your carpets to fully dry before reintroducing traffic, otherwise you run the risk of premature wear-out.
Dirt and soils are more destructive to your carpets than most people realize! Remember, most carpets don’t actually wear out – they just “ugly out”! Prolong the appearance of your carpets with a proper cleaning regimen – it’s never too late to add a little life back into your rugs.
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